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Visit outstanding cultural attractions or take a hike amongst the peaks? A romantic tour of the wine route or a family cruise? What will this year's
French holiday bring?

Nice Jazz Festival

Considered as one of the first jazz festivals to have gained an international reputation, the Nice festival takes place this year from 16 to 21 July 2018.

Although it began in the late 1940s, just after the Second World War, it is only since 1971 that the Nice Jazz Festival has been set up on an annual basis. It is one of the great musical events of the Côte d'Azur: its 70 years anniversary will be celebrated this year.

Nice Jazz Festival - Julien Veran - Ville de Nice

It takes place in two places: the green theater of Nice (1,000 seats) and the Scene Massena (6,000 seats), located in one of the main squares of the city center.

Gregory Porter accompanied by the Nice Philharmonic Orchestra

The programming skillfully juggles between jazz and mainstream artists. Thus, we can listen to the Trio Rosenberg and pianist Laurent de Wilde, Soulwax DJs, trip-hop band Massive Attack, singer Jack Johnson or French rapper Orelsan. Aloe Blacc, Derobert & the Half-Truths and Deva Mahal will also be featured.
For the opening night Monday, July 16, Gregory Porter is accompanied by the Nice Philharmonic Orchestra.